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Explore Health and Human Development
A fee-for-service facility offering biomarker research support including consultation on study design, preparation and analysis of samples, and data analysis.


  • Enzyme immunoassays (ELISA), electrochemoluminescence & kinetic reaction assays targeting
  • Multiplexed assays using magnetic beads, polystyrene beads,or MSD platform
  • Telomere length analysis
  • Sample Processing - aliquoting, transfers, DNA extraction, PBMC Isolation
  • Sample Storage
  • Training - pipetting methods, study design, sample collection and preparation, running assays, lab equipment use

Sample types:

Saliva, serum, plasma, urine, blood, and hair. From both humans & animals.

Equipment available for use:

  • Bio-Plex 200
  • Meso QuickPlex (MSD)
  • BioTek Synergy 2
96-Well Plate Washers
  • BioTek 405LS
  • BioTek EL406
  • BioTek Precision Liquid Handling Pipetting Machine
  • -80° Freezers
  • Refrigerators
  • Incubators
  • Nitrogen Evaporator
  • Bead Mill homogenizer

Please remember to acknowledge our work in any publication that uses data from the BCL – it is an important metric for our evaluation. Example: We thank the Biomarker Core Laboratory in the Department of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State for biological assay data.


Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


0146 Health & Human Development Bldg

0358 Health & Human Development Bldg

0360 Health & Human Development Bldg

University Park, PA 16802

To Schedule Equipment or Services:

The Biomarker Core Lab is part of PSU Core services. Service and equipment use requests can be performed through the iLab website.